Winter's come – time to eat.

by |June 30, 2010

I bet you’re hungry. It’s the cold weather, you know. Every year around this time I start thinking of beef casseroles, of thick, hearty soups, crusty bread and of roast dinners.

I love feasting in winter, especially if its cold and rainy outside. And baking too. Who doesn’t like to be sitting on the couch near the heater, the rain pelting  against the window pane, when the aroma of muffins, or cakes, or brownies baking in the oven comes wafting through the house?

Well, there has to be some pros to balance the cons of winter!

Oops, almost forgot, there’s a good reason why you’re receiving this newsletter, I want to show you all of the exciting and scrumptious new food and drink titles just out or just about to be released. So here goes – Bon appétit!



It Tastes Better : Over 100 New Recipes Using My Favourite Sustainable Produce


‘This book is a celebration of all the growers, farmers, fishermen, artisans and food providores I have met . . . a tribute to the people behind the food I love.’

In It Tastes Better, Kylie Kwong has created over 100 recipes inspired by fresh, seasonal and sustainably produced food, including Salad of Poached Squid with Pickled Cucumber, Dill & Chilli, Red-Braised Lamb Shoulder with Roast Garlic & Tamari Dressing, and an irresistible Pavlova.

Embarking on a journey around Australia to meet the people behind the sustainable produce she is so passionate about, Kylie learns about the care they take to produce food that literally tastes better. By sharing her simple, vibrant recipes, Kylie shows that you don’t need exotic ingredients to create magical dishes – just fresh, flavoursome food that has been produced in the most beneficial way for us and the planet.

Click here to buy It Tastes Better:
RRP: $69.95, Booktopia Price: $55.95 SAVE 20%


Rump and a Rough Red

Greg Duncan Powell

‘When ingredients are limited, the most important ingredient is ingenuity.’

There is a real art to cooking on a budget, an art that food and wine writer Greg Duncan Powell revives in Rump and a Rough Red. Each chapter focuses on a single classic ingredient and different ways to cook and serve it, always with an eye to thrift and flavour, and the glass of wine you’re going to drink with the dish. Whether it’s a peppered rump, lamb curry or apple and walnut cake, Greg complements his recipes with witty, engaging anecdotes about food and wine.

Click here to buy Rump and a Rough Red:
RRP: $29.95, Booktopia Price: $25.95 SAVE 13%


The Soup Book

Sophie Grigson

Delicious soup recipes for the whole family.

Discover over 150 tried-and-tested soup recipes organised by ingredient. From pasta and noodles to meat and winter vegetables, turn surplus food in your fridge into mouth-watering meals.

Handy tips on preparation and cooking times, freezing advice, nutrition information and ‘cheap eat’ symbols will help you choose the best soup to whip up. Step-by-step instructions make cooking simple, guiding you through all the essential techniques from how to puree to making stock.

Click here to buy The Soup Book:
RRP: $33.00, Booktopia Price: $27.95 SAVE 20%


My Table

Pete Evans

Pete Evans is a chef, restaurateur, television presenter and fisherman. He’s also a man who believes entertaining should be as much fun for the cook as for the guests around the table. This collection of recipes is what Pete serves to family and friends at his own table – simply prepared, stylishly casual, unbelievably great food.

Click here to ORDER My Table: Food With Friends:
RRP: $45.00, Booktopia Price: $38.95 SAVE 13%

NB: Books Discounted For A Limited Time Only

P.S. If you like the look of any of Booktopia’s books as you browse, throw them into your Wish List. There is no obligation to buy and you’ll find it very handy later when you sort the must have nows from the maybes and the why did I pick thats!

Also, as we charge $6.50 postage per order and not per book, buying more books at one time will save you money. So fill your wish list and buy in batches when convenient – it’s the cheapest and easiest way to shop on Booktopia.

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  • June 30, 2010 at 10:07 pm

    Hi everyone,
    This is my first visit here and you are talking about one of my favourite things in life – food. The recipes sound yummy.



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